Subject: Changes to residential tenancy laws

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NCAT News - 23 March 2020
Changes to residential tenancy laws
On Monday 23 March 2020, changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 and Residential Tenancies Regulation 2019 come into effect.

These changes aim to reduce disputes over repairs and maintenance, increase protection and certainty for tenants, and clarify the rights and obligations of tenants and landlords.

Visit the NSW Fair Trading website for more information about the changes to residential tenancy laws.

Updated NCAT application forms

The following NCAT application forms have been updated to reflect the tenancy law changes.
New tenancy and social housing fact sheet

A new Tenancy and social housing fact sheet [PDF 498kb] has been developed to assist parties when applying to NCAT to resolve a tenancy dispute.

The fact sheet explains NCAT’s application process and includes the full list of orders that may be applied for under the Residential Tenancies Act 2010.

NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal
For more information call 1300 006 228 or visit
NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Level 9, 86-90 Goulburn Street, SYDNEY, NSW 2000, Australia
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